This Week in NJ

**Our next volunteer day at Skylands Sanctuary is this Saturday! For the volunteer/waitlist, check out the event page. These events are private to our Facebook group, so make sure you're a member to view! Be sure to check the calendar and blog regularly for more Volunteer Days!**

On Tuesday, NOLA comes to Philly as V Marks the Shop celebrates Mardi Gras, vegan style! There will be a celebration including music, masks & good times! There will be a limited amount of Dottie's Donuts King Cake donuts for sale. There will be slices of Vegan King Cake from NOLA's Breads on Oak with the proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Lousiana. From 4pm-7pm, Nourishing Our Mind will be serving up vegan jambalaya & more deliciousness!

Azucena "Cena" Martinez's Laguna Art has had it's first official public showing of artwork on display the entire month of February at Terra Cafe. Animal Defenders Greater Lehigh Valley is grateful to Cena and her generosity in donating a portion of proceeds from her sales and wanted to have a public event in her honor. Please join ADGLV and Cena as they celebrate two of her biggest passions in life. This event is open to the public, and is BYOB. There will be vegan tapas and other vegan foods offered.

Dean's Natural Food Market (Chester) will host a cooking class on mushrooms this Tuesday. Mushrooms are versatile ingredients loaded with numerous health benefits! Join Wellness Chef and Foodpreneur Coach, Christine Waltermyer for a vegan cooking class using local mushrooms from Two River Gourmet that are grown 60 miles away! There will also be a discussion on how mushrooms can greatly benefit your health.

Liberation NYC will hold a 3-part lecture hosted by National Lawyers Guild NYC Animal Rights Committee. Activists are invited to attend and learn about laws and the risks taken when doing actions.

There will be a educational outreach and protest of bear hunting at the Governor's office in Trenton on Thursday. More information can be found here. There will also be pheasant hunt protest on Saturday in Pemberton. Info on that can be found here.

Dean's Natural Food Market (Ocean) will host a screening of the move The Game Changers on Thursday. Admission and vegan snacks are free, but there is also a vegan buffet option that can be added on for $10.

The George St Co-Op will be hosting another